Number of page: 240
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Category: Performing Arts
Why does a director choose a particular script
What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene
How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district
What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy
From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.
- Pro Ham
Making Movies Sidney Lumet is a master movie director. A great read for anyone curious on the movie making philosophy.
LibraryThing Review A wonderful overview of the film-making process, full of practical info and great anecdotes from an experienced man-of-the-trade. It’s also very well written, leading from the technical information to the personal process seamlessly. And it makes you want to watch all Lumet’s films!
LibraryThing Review Sidney Lumet is one of those powerhouses of filmmaking. His films don’t all have the greatest financial success, but over the years he has delivered some amazing cinema. I mean, this is the man who
LibraryThing Review This is a review of Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies. Before you get too carried away, you have to nail down what the book about. This book is about making movies. To communicate this to the reader, I
LibraryThing Review I was surprised to learn that this book was published in the mid-90’s, as a good chunk of it (the sections dealing with the technical aspects of movie making) is technologically passé. The book gave
- Jane Doe
MAKING MOVIES Making movies may be “hard work,” as the veteran director continually reminds us throughout this slight volume, but Lumet’s simple-minded writing doesn’t make much of a case for that or for anything
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Making movies Lumet’s book is about the agonizing and ultimately rewarding art of filmmaking. And who better to elucidate the process than a legendary director, with credits such as 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon
Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde: An Insider’s Guide to Film Slang
Everything You Need to Know to Become a Film Industry InsiderHave you ever wondered what the difference is between a gaffer and a grip Or what makes the best boy so great In Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde Dave Knox a top camera operator and longtime veteran of the film industry gives you the inside story on the lingo and slang heard on the set This is an A to Z guide to making a movie the equipment the crew and the sometimes hilarious terminology everything you need to know to sound like a seasoned pro Remove the small spotlight from the set and switch off the two kilowatt quartz light From the Trade Paperback edition
Creativity and General Systems Theory
Creativity is viewed within the context of systems theory A system is any living organism from an individual to an organization This book looks at the connections between the various components of a system in the creative process Learning about this process helps enhance future creative work An organization can establish and maintain an environment which is conducive to creativity In a straighforward manner this book describes the elements contributing to creativity in an open system
How to Say No and Keep Your Friends: Peer Pressure Reversal for Teens and Preteens
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